Monday, January 16, 2017

An Excellent Cover and Book Interior Artist

I'd like to introduce you to the artwork by Anna who has designed over a dozen covers for my middle grade mysteries and adventures along with a book about humor for adult readers.

If you need artwork for your next book project, just email me and I'd be happy to put you and Anna together.

Thank you,


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Summer Camp Trouble - Book #4 in Accidental Adventures Series

Summer Camp Trouble

Summer Camp Trouble

Author: Max Elliot Anderson
Audience: 8 – 12; especially boys

Kurt Benson and his friends Riley and Jordan used to look forward to summer camp each year up in Wisconsin. But that was before the camp opened up to kids who came from some pretty rough homes a couple of years ago.
Then, this summer, things got a little more interesting when a rich kid showed up. He didn’t come by bus, minivan, or car like most campers. This guy arrived in a helicopter. Plus, his suitcases were filled with candy bars and other things he used to get kids to do things for him.
This summer, some of the roughest boys Kurt had ever seen came to camp. Right from the start, they caused all kinds of trouble.
Then, one night, there was a huge explosion as fireworks went off. They were supposed to hit Kurt’s cabin, but something went terribly wrong.

Why did Kurt risk his own safety to save the life of one of the worst guys at camp? His actions would change Rudy’s life from that point on.

Series Video

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The Secret of Grandmother's Grandfather Clock - Book 3 in the Accidental Adventures Series

The Secret of Grandmother's          Grandfather Clock

The Mystery of Grandmother’s
Grandfather Clock

Author: Max Elliot Anderson
Audience: 8 – 12; especially boys

Kurt Benson loved to visit his grandparents’ farm. But, not this time. A simple phone call changed everything. His grandfather had been a bomber pilot and, together, they’d built models. When the phone rang, Kurt was nearly finished building the first one that could actually fly.
His grandparents lived a long distance away. When the family finally got there, Kurt and his sister Olivia found out that their grandfather had died. But the biggest shock was that someone may have been responsible for it.
So, Kurt, Olivia, and their cousins set out to discover the truth. What they find is that someone had been threatening the old man and now they were trying to scare Kurt’s grandmother.
His grandfather had left some clues, but they didn’t make sense to Kurt until he noticed a mirror. He also found that someone in the county office had been tampering with property records and several people had already lost their farms…but why?

Find it on Amazon

Series Video

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Funny Money Mystery - NEW

Funny Money Mystery

Funny Money Mystery

Author: Max Elliot Anderson
Audience: 8 – 12; especially boys

Kurt Benson’s uncle’s house was actually the second story of a building in the center of Main Street. His aunt and uncle ran a bakery downstairs. One thing was for sure, Kurt never had to wonder where his next meal would be coming from. 
His friends, Riley and Jordan, helped him make deliveries. Over at Emmett’s shop, they had the man weld two bikes to an old metal cart. He even added a motor. Now they could carry larger loads of baked goodies.
Kurt never missed anything that happened along Main Street because he could look down there from the upstairs window. That’s why, when a van pulled up and men began unloading large boxes, and taking them inside an abandoned storefront, Kurt became suspicious. He and his friends came up with a plan to find out what those men were doing.
After counterfeit twenty-dollar-bills began showing up all over town, the boys set up a high-tech surveillance system to help solve the mystery.
Could it be that the guys across the street were printing all those phony bills?

Will the boys be able to get the evidence before those men figure out what’s happening and leave town?

Find it on Amazon at: 

The Accidental Adventures Series VIDEO

Monday, December 19, 2016

Youtube Videos of Middle Grade Fiction Adventures & Mysteries

I’ve spent most of my life in the production of dramatic films, videos, and hundreds of TV commercials. My #MiddleGrade adventures & mysteries are a direct result of this visual communications background. To catch the excitement of theses books, go to my youtube videos and see for yourself. 
Many of these books are available on     Amazon PRIME 


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Still searching for that perfect #MiddleGrade child’s gift this Christmas?

Still searching for that perfect #MiddleGrade child’s gift this Christmas? 
I grew up hating to read. Check out mysteries and adventures at Max Elliot Anderson’s Amazon author page 

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Give The Gift Of Reading

This Christmas, in addition to the toys, computer games, electronics, and other great gifts you have planned for the middle graders on your list, why not also give the gift of reading?

Sure, those other presents will be appreciated, but most of them will also soon be forgotten. Not so with an exciting action-adventure or mystery by Max Elliot Anderson.

You have over 20 different titles to choose from on Amazon. Find them all at:

Order yours today and give the gift of reading to someone on your list ages 8 - 13.

The Accidental Adventure Series has been released in time for Christmas. These books carry the $5.99 and $2.99 prices. 

Accidental Adventures VIDEO

The Cat Burglars

Funny Money Mystery

The Secret of Grandmother’s 
Grandfather Clock

Summer Camp Trouble

Danger Mountain

Shadow of the Fat Man

Information on this sheet is incorrect. Correct prices are $5.99 in print and $2.99 in Ebook.

Do you have a Middle Grade Reader 8 - 13 in your home, family, classroom, or circle of friends? Make sure they have the link to this blog for future updates and information.